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Supreme Court: Get a warrant before pulling phone location data

In what is considered a major victory for privacy rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement must generally obtain a warrant before accessing cellphone location data. This data, which Chief Justice John Roberts called "detailed, encyclopedic and effortlessly compiled," can be so revealing about the user's movement that it amounts to surveillance.

Accused of a DUI? Your future isn't necessarily ruined

It's only natural to assume that if someone is charged with drunk driving, both their short-and long-term futures are damaged. This common perception is perpetually reinforced by the celebrity mugshots and daily media coverage that DUIs and DWIs receive. These individuals are portrayed as problematic citizens who deserve to be punished for their transgression.

How do the processes for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 differ?

Filing for bankruptcy is an intimidating step no matter what. But once you hear about the various different types of bankruptcy, it can be even more overwhelming. Today, we want to discuss the main differences between the two most common types of personal bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Common causes of commercial truck crashes

Imagine this scenario. You are driving along a New Jersey highway and traffic jams you up in such a way that you end up next to a semitrailer truck. Vehicles are moving, but not as fast as you'd like. Eventually, you begin to experience a great desire to just break away from the pack so that you can get away from the monster.

Are drivers more likely to text when cruise control is on?

Distracted driving can cause serious injuries and deaths out on New Jersey's roads. One common source of distraction for drivers in today's world is the smartphone. So, how likely motorists are to use their phone for texting or similar activities while driving is a significant safety issue. A recent study indicates that drivers may be more likely to engage in this type of distracted driving when they are using cruise control.

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